Something New

Lori at Humble Quilts hosts a doll quilt swap once a year. It’s always fun to take part. Confession time: that little pyramid quilt that I shared here was supposed to be my swap quilt. But the thing with a swap is, you have to send something that you would love to receive. And at the end of the day, I liked my little quilt, but I didn’t love it.

So I’ve started again.

I had not done any foundation paper piecing in a long time, but the quilt I wanted to make lent itself to it. Here is my paper piecing set up.

That pan to the right of the photo is where I trim all my little bits after sewing each seam. The one on the left holds my scraps that I’m using. I have to say, I love my Juki with the auto thread cutter for this! And here is one part of my quilt.

I used my EQ7 program to draw and print my paper foundations. My top is done and I’m ready to start quilting. Here is a sneak peek.

I already want to keep this, so I know this one will be good to send!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Something New

  1. Those geese look so neat and very pretty, what size are they? And may I ask about your Juki machine? Which model is it? And what techniques do you use if for mainly? I’m thinking about saving for a quilting machine and read that the Juki is good as the ‘throat’ is high – giving a better view of the fabric behind the needle as well as to the sides.

  2. Looks great. I’ve never tried making flying geese with foundation paper piecing. Something to think about.

  3. anudge says:

    I have that fabric on the left, so I’m excited to see what you do with it. Already I like it.

  4. I can tell you if it was me, the pyramid quilt would have been great too! Both look good. I just love the vintagey choices you make with fabrics.

  5. lois92346 says:

    Oh…I already KNOW I’m going to love this little quilt. The border and backing are perfect!

  6. Vickie Lewis says:

    LOL, better get cracking on your quilt like it, for you! Like chips, can’t have (make) just one!

  7. Sherrill says:

    Looking beautiful (but I loved the pyramids mini as well). I think they both would have been well received.

  8. Well, now I’m regretting not signing up for that swap! Haha. It’s going to be lovely, I’m sure, with those fabrics in the mix.

  9. Those fabrics are awesome. I think you’re on the right track!

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